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Captain Marvel #18

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.


In the throes of war, Carol finds herself with a bold new role – and a brand-new weapon – the Universal Weapon, in fact. When a Kree soldier bombs a unified city of the Empire, Emperor Hulkling sends his new Accuser to bring down the swift and necessary hammer of justice. But what at first seems like a relatively simple directive will end up challenging Carol on a personal level she had never imagined.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
24 pages
Amazon ASIN

7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Captain Marvel has become the Supreme Accuser, and Captain Marvel #18 is one hell of an introduction to the new status quo. Writer Kelly Thompson quickly gets fans up to speed on how this ties into Empyre and Carol’s new role, though there is a bit of melancholy and doubt in Carol these days. The solider in her is ready to support this new peaceful alliance and save as many as possible, and she’ll wield one of the most devastating weapons in the universe while doing so. That power and the power of Cap’s new position both come with a cost though, especially regarding the revelation towards issue’s end, and that should create some compelling conflicts throughout the series. The visuals are just as compelling throughout the issue, showcasing all that power right off the bat thanks to the combined talents of artist Cory Smith, colorist Tamra Bonvillain, and inker Adriano Di Benedetto. The team knows how to make a powerhouse look the part, and some of those pages are simply stunning. Accused is off to an amazing start, and we can’t wait to see where it goes next.

  • 84

    You Don't Read Comics

    While there are a few details that aren’t explained that would require reading the other comics (how did Hulkling become Emperor and why are the Fantastic Four briefly shown?), but ultimately Captain Marvel #18 is enjoyable and stands on its own. And this should come as a relief to readers that aren’t interested in/don’t have the time for another major comics event.

  • 80

    But Why Tho?

    Captain Marvel #18 delivers what could potentially be a huge moment in Carol’s life. Where exactly the story will go from here remains to be seen, but I’m definitely along for the ride.

  • 80

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    I liked this issue for the most part. The Art is visually interesting to look at the whole way through and beautifully drawn. The story flows nicely and doesn’t get to bogged down in this Empyre B.S. It defiantly doesn’t feel like a dramatic change from what we were getting before so that is awesome. This is the first issue that had an Empyre tag on it that I liked and it had a very interesting cliffhanger that I need to see play out.

  • 80

    Comics: The Gathering

    Captain Marvel #18 pivots nicely to show the protagonist from a perspective that melds new and old character traits. It doesn’t skimp on the action, fully living up to the “cosmic war” scope of the Empyre event. It looks great and it reads smooth, painting a clear portrait of Carol before slamming a fresh challenge down on her. This will be a blast for regular readers — and I don’t think a curious newcomer drawn in by Empyre will be disappointed, either.

  • 71

    Comic Watch

  • 70


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